Pakistan Cricket Academy 665 for 2 (Majeed 318*, Alam 302*) beat Kenya 209 and 374 (Ouma 123, Tikolo 63, Odoyo 60) by an innings and 82 runs
Kenya's cricketers, already under fire after a dismal tour of Europe, will face more criticism after a virtual full-strength side was destroyed by a Pakistan Academy XI, losing by an innings and 82 runs at Mombasa Sports Club.
It was not so much the margin of defeat as the manner of it that will dismay locals. While Kenya did make a decent fist of their second innings, scoring 374, their bowlers were quite dismal as Pakistan Academy rampaged to 665 for 2, with Fawad Alam and Raheel Majeed both thumping triple hundreds. The pair added an unbeaten 611 for the third wicket.
Kenya's four spinners, who have often bailed them out in the past, failed to take a wicket while conceding 368 runs.
Faced with a first-innings deficit of 456, Kenya lost both openers cheaply, but fifties from Steve Tikolo and Thomas Odoyo and a hundred from under-fire Maurice Ouma helped them salvage a shred of respectability.
The two sides now meet in a three-match one-day series, with the Pakistanis, who have won all their matches in Zimbabwe and Kenya, odds-on favourites to complete a clean sweep.